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Boat dealers sell new or used boats, or both, in combination with other activities, such as repair services. They may also sell new or used boat engines, trailers, marine supplies, and parts and accessories. A single dealer may sell several brands of boats and boats of different sizes and types. ranging from personal watercraft to large yachts.
Dealers around the country are saying business is clearly up, and they expect that 2015 is on track to beat 2014 results.
As part of its ongoing strategic growth and expansion plan, Freedom Boat Club announced the launch of a dozen new franchise-owned clubs, including West and East Coast locations.
Albury Brothers Boats said it has expanded into a second production facility a block away from its existing plant in Riviera Beach, Fla., to meet increased demand.
An increase of fresh product in stores and better weather in the Midwest and Northeast have helped MarineMax gain sales momentum in June and July.
To bring awareness to the effect marinas have on the livelihood and growth of boating, as well as the jobs and tourism boost they provide, Bellingham Marine launched a photo contest in 2007 to celebrate them on a global level.
MarineMax revenue grew in the third quarter by 8 percent to $231.8 million, compared with $214.4 million in the comparable quarter last year, accelerating market share gains during the busy summer selling season, the company said.
The former Lido Mar on the Adriatic Coast was refurbished and transformed into the new home of the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club.
MarineMax will hold a conference call to review its third-quarter fiscal 2015 results at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
MarineMax said it is now the exclusive Boston Whaler dealer in southwest Florida, with stores in Naples and Fort Myers offering new and used models from 11 to 42 feet.
Barker Boatworks of Sarasota, Fla., producer of the Barker Calibogue Bay 26, signed with marine management program designer DealersCircle.